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NORC (web service)

NORC was a street view website introduced in 2009 for Central and Eastern Europe. The site provided 360-degree panoramas from various cities and locations in Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, it is owned by a software company called eXtreme Soft Group, seated in Romania. The sites seems to be down since early November 2013. There is no data from Norc about when and/or where updates will be available; the latest new panoramas were published in September 2009, showing cities linked with ski resorts in Austrian lands of Tirol and Salzburg. In January 2011 the street view service for Russia was discontinued. Whether this is temporary or permanent, Norc Russia, operated by the name mappi.ru, does not specify

Ásgerður Baldursdóttir

Ásgerður Stefanía "Adda" Baldursdóttir is an Icelandic footballer who plays for Valur of the Úrvalsdeild kvenna. She plays for the Iceland women's national team. In 2015 she was loaned to Kristianstads DFF and played five Damallsvenskan matches for the Swedish club, before returning for the start of the Iceland season in May, she agreed to join Kristianstads permanently in January 2016, but changed her mind and decided to stay with Stjarnan.Ásgerður missed the 2017 Úrvalsdeild season due to pregnancy. Ásgerður was called into the Iceland national team for the first time in September 2013. Incoming national coach Freyr Alexandersson called up six Stjarnan players following the club's successful season, she made her debut in a 2–1 defeat to Germany at the Algarve Cup in March 2014. In September 2014 Ásgerður was in a relationship with footballer Almarr Ormarsson. Ásgerður Baldursdóttir – UEFA competition record Ásgerður Stefanía Baldursdóttir at Football Association of Iceland Asgerdur Stefania Baldursdottir at SvFF at the Wayback Machine Ásgerður Baldursdóttir at Soccerway

Zadeh's rule

In mathematical optimization, Zadeh's rule is an algorithmic refinement of the simplex method for linear optimization. The rule was proposed around 1980 by Norman Zadeh, has entered the folklore of convex optimization since then. Zadeh offered a reward of $1,000 to anyone who can show that the rule admits polynomially many iterations or to prove that there is a family of linear programs on which the pivoting rule requires subexponentially many iterations to find the optimum. Zadeh's rule belongs to the family of history-based improvement rules which, during a run of the simplex algorithm, retain supplementary data in addition to the current basis of the linear program. In particular, the rule chooses among all improving variables one which has entered the basis least intuitively ensuring that variables that might yield a substantive improvement in the long run but only a small improvement in a single step will be applied after a linear number of steps; the supplementary data structure in Zadeh's algorithm can therefore be modeled as an occurrence record, mapping all variables to natural numbers, monitoring how a particular variable has entered the basis.

In every iteration, the algorithm selects an improving variable, minimal with respect to the retained occurrence record. Note that the rule does not explicitly specify which particular improving variable should enter the basis in case of a tie. Zadeh's rule has been shown to have at least super-polynomial time complexity in the worse-case by constructing a family of Markov Decision Processes on which the policy iteration algorithm requires a super-polynomial number of steps. Running the simplex algorithm with Zadeh's rule on the induced linear program yields a super-polynomial lower bound; the result was presented at the "Efficiency of the Simplex Method: Quo vadis Hirsch conjecture?" IPAM workshop in 2011 by Oliver Friedmann. Zadeh, although not working in academia anymore at that time, attended the Workshop and honored his original proposal

Emanuele Luigi Galizia

Emanuele Luigi Galizia was a Maltese architect and civil engineer, who designed many public buildings and several churches. He is regarded as "the principal Maltese architect throughout the second half of the nineteenth century". Galizia graduated as a civil engineer and architect from the University of Malta, in 1846 entered government service as an apprentice of William Lamb Arrowsmith, he became government perito in 1856 and, four years the chief perito, being responsible for all the government's public works. He became Superintendent of Public Works in 1880, which came with a seat on Malta's Legislative Council. Galizia was made a knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Leo XIII, he became a member of the Order of the Medjidie during Sultan Abdülaziz's visit to Malta in 1867 in recognition of Galizia's completion of the Turkish Military Cemetery in Marsa, commissioned by the Sultan, he became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1886, a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1888.

That year, the government sent him on a tour of Italy and England to broaden his knowledge of Gothic Revival architecture, also to provide advice on Tower Bridge in London, the Victorian restoration works at the Brighton Pavilion. Galizia was an examiner at the faculty of civil engineering at the University of Malta, he was commissioned by the Imperial Government to visit Cyprus soon after the British occupation of the island and report upon its possible colonisation. The first visit was made in conjunction with Sir Adrian Professor Schinas; the reports of the visits and surveys were printed and published under the authority of the Government at the time. An Institute of Civil Engineers obituary published in 1907 praised his "tact and affability endeared him to the whole community, whilst the ability and thoroughness which he displayed in all his work gives him a permanent place in the record of professional achievement in Malta."According to Derek Moss, Galizia "adopted an exotic and flamboyant arabesque style with horseshoe arches and carvings which he applied to building three large terraced single storey houses in Rudolf Street on the main access into the heart of Sliema.

These were the first scheduled houses in Sliema, surrounded by fields, which dominated the rural landscape, were seen from afar. He designed the Police Station at the Ferries landing place and St. Gregory’s church; the Diana fountain erected in St Anne Square to commemorate the supply of fresh water to Sliema is by Galizia’s hand. Today this stands in Balluta square." Galizia married Victoria Vella, daughter of the Hon. Giovanni Vella CMG, they had five children: James, Emilia and Francesca Galizia. James became Superintendent of Public works, like his father before him, Treasury Secretary in Malta's imperial administration, his second son Godwin an architect, was known for his neo-Romanesque architecture such as the Church of Saint Peter in Birzebbugia and the Church of Saint Gregory in Sliema, but his works until received less attention than those of his father. Godwin was appointed by private families to design chapels and mausoleums at the Addolorata Cemetery, designed by his father. Giovanna married the constitutional lawyer and civil law professor John Caruana, son of Maltese archaeologist A.

A. Caruana, their eldest son Anton, a prominent lawyer killed in an air raid in Malta in World War II, took the surname Caruana Galizia, followed by his siblings. The following is a list of notable buildings which are known to have been designed by Emanuele Luigi Galizia or are attributed to him: Ta' Braxia Cemetery, Pietà Addolorata Cemetery and chapel, Paola Prince of Wales Road Rinella polverista Armier Aqueduct between Qormi and the Three Cities Ta' Qali reservoir Some granaries at Floriana Second Carmelite Church, Balluta Turkish Military Cemetery, Marsa Bugeja Institute Technical School, Ħamrun Vincenzo Bugeja Institute Aqueduct of Sliema and Birkirkara Victoria Gate, Valletta Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mġarr, Gozo St. Alphonse church and convent, Birkirkara Marsamxett Police Station, Valletta Marsa Police Station Sliema Police Station Marsaxlokk quay Marsamxett quay Villa Alhambra, Sliema and Moorish exterior - Baroque and Victorian interior, designed by and summer residence of Galizia.

Galizia family chapel at the Addolorata Cemetery, where he is buried. The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, St Paul's Bay The Valletta Market and St. Vincent de Paule Hospital were built under Galizia's direction, although they were designed by other architects

Thomas Hope Troubridge

Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Hope Troubridge, was a Royal Navy officer who served as Fifth Sea Lord from 1945 to 1946. The son of Admiral Sir Ernest Troubridge and Edith Mary, Troubridge was born in Southsea, Hampshire, on 1 February 1895, he joined the Royal Navy in 1908, served in the First World War. In 1936 he became naval attaché in Berlin, he served in the Second World War as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier HMS Furious carrying much needed sugar back to Britain in July 1940 and making a number of air strikes on shipping in Norwegian waters and on the seaplane base at Tromsø through October 1940. Troubridge was given command of the battleship HMS Nelson in June 1941 and the aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable in January 1942. In 1943, he was appointed Rear Admiral Combined Operations and flag officer commanding overseas assault forces, in June 1944 he led the invasion and capture of Elba. After the war Troubridge was appointed Fifth Sea Lord and from 1946, Flag Officer, Air, his last appointment was as Flag Officer and Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Fleet in 1948